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April 16th, 2018

NanoRacks Can Provide In-Space Services Thanks to a GSA Schedule Contract Award

NanoRacks has been awarded a contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Professional Services Schedule (00CORP).

As a services provider under this contract, NanoRacks is able to provide its customer-driven in-space services to federal agencies at a pre-negotiated fixed rate. NanoRacks is offering their flagship services within the GSA schedule, centered around microgravity research and International Space Station (ISS) and other launch vehicle-based smallsat deployment opportunities.

Through this contract, the federal government recognizes NanoRacks, among other organizations on GSA, as a trusted launch services vendor and facilitates a more efficient procurement process. This accelerated procedure saves taxpayer time and money and helps to bring government requirements into space cost-effectively. In addition to increasing procurement efficiency, the GSA schedule acts to harmonize and secure full compliance with all Federal Acquisition Regulations.
NanoRacks has launched numerous United States government payloads to the International Space Station, including U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force technology demonstration missions, NASA hardware, and government-funded cubesats, such as those for the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) Missions.
To date, NanoRacks has launched more than 600 payloads to the Space Station, including over 200 small satellites. The company is growing a number of non-International Space Station services as well. Agencies may search for NanoRacks launch services through the GSA Advantage! website / eBuy, the online Request for Quotation (RFQ) tool, which facilitates the procurement of products and services for government organizations. More information can be found at gsaadvantage.gov and by searching for NanoRacks’ GSA contract number: 47QRAA18D004R.
NanoRacks Commerce Director, Adrian Mangiuca, said that the company's services are unique compared to others offering in-space opportunities on GSA. NanoRacks is offering both microgravity research and satellite deployment opportunities, allowing each agency the flexibility to find a space solution that’s custom to their needs.